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CREEDS is a parish wide bible study designed to meet the spiritual hunger of both beginners and veterans. We challenge participants to dig into scripture with weekly homework assignments, small group discussions, reflection and prayer followed by a large group lecture presentation. Participants select either morning or evening sessions. Our morning session also offers a children’s program, for children age birth through kindergarten, whose parents are enrolled in CREEDS. CREEDS Kids teaches scripture and church tradition through bible stories, prayer, song and crafts.

This year CREEDS participants will travel with Father Robert Carroll, O. Carm. Ph.D., through several Bible selections that will take us on a journey of discovery and encounter. With our Biblical ancestors, we will savor the wonders of nature with the God of CREATION. We will encounter God in PRAYER, especially the Psalms, in which we find a voice for all the seasons of our lives. We will experience God in CONVERSION and FAITHFULNESS, especially in the story of Ruth and Naomi. We will explore the beauty of PROPHECIES, especially Isaiah, which reveal the presence of Christ, our Messiah and Savior.

Sessions begin September 14 and continue until late April. 

The fee for adult registration is $60. CREEDS KIDS are $30 per child-max of $90 per family.

Protecting God’s Children-PGC attendance is a requirement for daytime adult members who wish to volunteer with the CREEDS Kids program. Please call the parish office at (630) 355-4545 to register for PGC

CREEDS has run a steady enrollment of over 100 men, women and children since its inception. However, each year the people we serve are ever-changing. While most students are St. Raphael parishioners, fourteen area churches are represented among CREEDS participants. We welcome anyone interested in reflecting on God’s Word in a deep, systematic, committed way to join us!  At CREEDS all are truly welcome to come and to learn to walk more closely as Jesus’ disciples.

Date: Wednesdays, September – April

Time Commitment: 2 hours per week + homework

Contact: Kurt Lange at (630) 615-7607 or